Alzheimers

Alzheimer's
Foundation of America

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29th of June 2017

William Glass to Walk from Atlanta to Washington D.C. to spread Alzheimer’s Awareness

NEW YORK (June 29, 2017) — Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disorder that affects more than 5 million Americans, and their families and caregivers.  William Glass, who is originally from the Chicago area, and currently lives in Atlanta, has decided to raise awareness of this “national crisis that is bankrupting America” by embarking on a […]


1st of February 2017

alzheimer’s foundation of america calls on the trump administration to increase alzheimer’s research spending

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)—a national nonprofit organization, that unites more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide, in the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and to their families and caregivers—is calling upon President Trump, whose father had the disease, and his administration to increase annual spending on Alzheimer’s […]


28th of January 2017

alzheimer’s foundation of america statement proposed $350 million increase for national institute on aging in fy 2016 omnibus spending bill

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing optimal care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, issued the following statement in support of the proposed increase of $350 million dollars for Alzheimer’s disease clinical research at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the lead federal institute researching […]


17th of January 2017

deadline approaching: afa ‘teens for alzheimer’s awareness’ college scholarship essay competition

As the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease—which currently affects more than 5 million Americans—continues to rise, a growing number of teens are facing the realities of caring for a parent, grandparent or someone else with the illness. To provide these teens an outlet to express themselves, and financial assistance for their education, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of […]


10th of January 2017

alzheimer’s foundation of america celebrates 15th anniversary with 15-state educational tour

In 1980, Anne Brodsky was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. At the time, there was little information on the illness and nowhere to turn for guidance and support. Years after she passed away, her son, Bert Brodsky, set out to ensure that families living with Alzheimer’s disease did not have to face the illness alone. Brodsky […]


7th of April 2016

alzheimer’s foundation of america addresses senate aging committee

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a nonprofit organization that unites more than 2,400 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals living with dementia, and to their caregivers and families, issued the following statement at yesterday’s Senate Special Committee on Aging’s hearing on Alzheimer’s disease. Earlier this year, […]


30th of March 2016

april is occupational therapy month alzheimer’s foundation offers discounted dementia-care training

April is Occupational Therapy Month and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is celebrating by offering occupational therapists a 10 percent discount on its dementia care training program, “AFA Partners in Care: Supporting Individuals Living With Dementia.” “Occupational therapists are a vital part of the care team and we wanted to show our appreciation for them […]


21st of March 2016

alzheimer’s foundation of america releases results of new survey, providing extensive research on issues related to memory, cognitive screening, and brain health

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing optimal care and services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, recently commissioned Harris Poll to conduct an online survey, which presents findings on views on various issues related to Alzheimer’s, including memory, cognitive screening, and brain health. The research […]


27th of January 2016

free, educational teleconferences on advanced care for people with alzheimer’s disease attend alzheimer’s foundation of america’s “care connection” on february 11

For many people, the prospect of advance planning for theirs or a loved one’s care is a sensitive subject and often one that gets pushed aside because it makes us uncomfortable. Yet, it is a subject worth addressing, particularly when Alzheimer’s disease enters the picture. On February 11, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)’s “Care […]


21st of January 2016

long-term care professionals need dementia-specific training to meet growing demand alzheimer’s foundation of america answers call with new training dvd

Currently, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses and that number is expected to nearly triple by mid-century. In line with this spike, the demand for long-term care will rise. Many long term-care and assisted living facilities offer dedicated programs for individuals living with dementia that are designed […]